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This review is from: RAIJINTEK MORPHEUS CORE EDITION Superior High-End VGA Cooler, 12Pcs 6mm Heat-Pipe, TDP Up To 360W, Fully Black Coated, 24 RAM Heat-Sinks & 1 Big VRM Heat-Sink, Compatibility With Modern & Future VGA
Pros: Very intelligent design.
Fits most modern GPU's
Looks great in a black/dark themed build.
You can put on your own 120mm fans for looks/performance
Cons: The sticky pads that come with it to hold down the VRM and memory heatsinks aren't terrible, but they aren't great either.
In addition, if you put on normal 120mm fans, this heatsink is huge, it takes up 4 PCI slots. In my case, I don't really care, but for those of you with multiple cards or a small case this may not work for you,
Other Thoughts: This cooler took my reference R9 290 from obscenely loud and hot (50% fan speed and 92C) at stock clocks to 1150Mhz on the core and 1450Mhz on the memory. After 30 minutes of FurMark 1080p 8x AA, 30 Minutes of Unigine Valley & Heaven, I have not seen the temperature rise above 62C, absolutely incredible.
I used Arctic MX-2 Thermal paste which I highly recommend, amazing products.
Pros: Incredible value.
Amazing cable management options. Intelligently placed hard drive bays, comes with an 2.5"holder as well!
USB 3.0 equipped, very cool window as well.
Comes with 4 fans!
Cons: No cons really.
Other Thoughts: I got this case during Black Friday sales for $58 shipped. Absolutely incredible value, this case should cost $100READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: AMD FX-4130 Zambezi Quad-Core 3.8 GHz Socket AM3+ FD4130FRGUBOX Desktop Processor
Pros: Quad-core, stock clocked at 3.8GHz.
Easily overclockable with proper MOBO, PSU, and CPU cooler. Plenty of power for all modern games.
Cons: bulldozer is poorly optimized, and is power hungry at 125W. AMD could do so much better with more RnD.
Other Thoughts: Bought this for my girlfriends first build, I'm running an i5-3570k and there is a difference in benchmarks and maybe more in the future. But right now, this CPU can handle anything we can throw at it.
Also, at $80 on sale, you are not going to find any better of a value. Buy a FX-6300 if you wish, but there will be negligible gaming differences for $20-30 more.